Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

clad(o)-

A branch or branching.

[Greek klados, a branch or shoot.]

A set of terms in biology refers to a method of classifying organisms according to physical or genetic characteristics they share with common ancestors; the theory is cladistics, adherence to the theory is cladism, and a cladogram is a diagram of the relationships concerned. A cladode (also known as a cladophyll or phylloclade) is a flattened leaf-like stem that can photosynthesize; a cladoceran is a crustacean, a water-flea, so called because it has a bivalve shell from which the head and antennae branch.

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